Family Training Series
Get insights to turn family engagement into a powerful tool!
POPIN, a program of Family Network on Disabilities is designed to ensure that parents of children with the full range of disabilities and mental health challenges have the training and information they need to prepare their children for school and be able to lead productive, independent lives to the fullest extent possible. These programs offer free help and information to families of students with disabilities and the professionals that serve them.
Mc Kinney-Vento Act & Students With Disabilities
Tue, Jun 14, 2022, 05:00 PM
Please join Sassafrass Moore, on FB Live, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 5 PM.
Many homeless children and youth have disabilities that create additional challenges for educational progress. This presentation will discuss the educational barriers homeless children and youth with disabilities face including:
1) Not being identified as needing special education services; Difficulty with diagnosis due to mobility and other stressors; Lack of timely assessment, diagnosis, and service provision
2) Difficulty with diagnosis due to mobility and other stressors; Lack of timely assessment, diagnosis, and service provision
Your Guide to an IEP that Works!
Fri, Jun 17, 2022, 05:00 PM
Your Guide to an IEP that Works!
Please join Sassafrass Moore on FB LIve, Friday, June 17, 2022, at 5 PM (EST).
We will discuss how the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) works.
Learn how the parts relate, ways to be a contributing member to the team, and how to write S.M.A.R.T. goals. If you have ever been confused by the process, or felt that you couldn't contribute to the meeting/plan, this training is for you. Let's de-mystify the process, together!
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Fri, Jun 17, 2022, 07:00 PM
Please join Sassafrass Moore on FB Live, Friday, June 17, 2022 at 7 PM.
Sometimes parents disagree with the education professionals on the Eligibility or Individualized Education Plan team about something related to their child and special education. When you disagree or feel that the school is not meeting its legal obligations for your child, there are several ways for parents to resolve these disagreements. It is usually best for everyone involved to work out differences at the lowest possible level with the least amount of conflict. This presentation has information about:
1.) Informal ways to resolve differences.
2.) Formal options offered by the State.
3.) Preparing and communicating concerns.
How to Participate in Virtual Meetings
Fri, Jun 24, 2022, 05:06 PM
How to Participate in virtual Meetings
Please join Sassafrass Moore on FB Live, Friday, June 24, 2022 at 5 PM.
In some situations, it may be impossible for participants to attend special education meetings in person. In those cases, technology provides the opportunity to participate virtually via the Internet or telephone. Many types of meetings can be conducted virtually, including IEP meetings, etc. Learn your rights as parents, and the school/district's responsibilities.
It's a Great IDEA: FAPE
Fri, Jul 1, 2022, 05:00 PM
Please join parent trainer, Sassafrass Moore, on FB Live Friday, July 1st, 2022, at 5 PM (EST).
We will cover student's with disabilities rights to a Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE). FAPE is the first tenant of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It is the provision that guarantees the right to an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) to keep students in school, and having the means to do well educationally, through the use of accommodations, modifications, related services, and non-academic services, like transportation and mental health services. All children, whether a ward of the state living in an institution, experiencing homelessness, in a residential placement, or in the public school setting are guaranteed the right to a Free and Appropriate Public Education. Friday, July 1st, 2022, at 5 PM (EST).
Sassafrass is a Parent Trainer for Family Network on Disabilities (FND)/Parents of the Panhandle, Information & Networking (POPIN). Sassafrass has worked in the ESE and Early Education fields, both as an educator and a disability advocate, but more importantly, sat on the side of the parent; with two adult children with disabilities. It is my privilege to educate and empower other parents in their journey. We are stronger together!